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Acadia Park Kayak Tours

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Address: 18 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-266-1689
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Description: The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business...
The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business practices on Mount Desert Island. Group size is limited to either six or twelve people. We offer sunrise, morning, day, sunset, night-time star gazing, and private tours. We meet in Bar Harbor and give tours on both the east and west sides of Mount Desert Island. A portion of every tour's fee goes towards ocean conservation. All trips are led by a Registered Maine guide. No former kayaking experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
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AMAZING sunset tour! Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

I'm really saddened after reading some of the negative reviews on here. Aren't these types of adventures what you make of them? If you go into it with a bad attitude, you most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A friend and I signed up to go on a kayaking tour of the islands off of Bar Harbor. When we arrived, with 10 minutes to spare, we heard the guide calling our name already. I still needed to go to the ATM, as they only accept cash. They told me no problem, I could pay later. We proceeded to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I'm really saddened after reading some of the negative reviews on here. Aren't these types of adventures what you make of them? If you go into it with a bad attitude, you most certainly won't have a good time. If you go into it with a positive attitude, you will have a BLAST! And that’s because 1) Brescian is awesome,... More 

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Morganville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great Family experience! Reasonable price for the amount of kayaking, information and breath taking views we were able to get throughout the tour. Our tour guide was patient, helpful and informed on the history surrounding Bar Harbor. It was a great way to spend the morning.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

while we spent a ton of time on the island walking, driving, and biking around, the views you get from the perspective of a kayak are unique and tremendously worthwhile. in addition, our guide breshen was very knowledgeable about the history of the local area and its wildlife - his commentary helped inform my appreciation for our entire stay on... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We scheduled a daytime kayak trip for three. We received good instructions on how to plan (what to wear, etc) in advance and the meeting spot was easy to locate. Our group included about 12 people, or 6 kayaks, which we found small and suitable for the trip. We had not kayaked before, and our guide gave very clear instructions... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I booked the the daytime tour and got more than we ever expected out of it! The tour was a fantastic price for how long the tour was- got there at 8:45 AM for a 9 AM trip and got back to shore around 2 PM. Our tour guide was very informative and cheerful. Set up took... More 

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Cave City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Breshen was our guide and he was fantastic, giving great start up instruction and then stopping several times along the way to explain scenery or history or improving our rowing technique. We had 5 in our party of various experience levels and this trip met all of our needs. Not too fast, not too slow. The scenery is breathtaking. We... More 

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Trenton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went out on a Saturday night for the night sky kayaking excursion. The safety & demos were longer than I expected, but made sense when we were out in the dark and paddling around. Our guide had a great sense of knowledge about the area and the astronomy, which was spectacular. The journey wasn't a tough one, more relaxing and... More 

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife Lisa and I (Joe) thoroughly enjoyed the tour and had lots of fun meeting the other guests in our party. Lots of laughs. As far as the guide, Breshan, was concerned, he was totally informative and friendly remembering all our names(12 people) and paying attention to all of us. I give him credit having to cater to all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A group of six of us went on the same sunset tour that the August 10th 2 star review "A lot of wasted time!" was written about. This is the truth about that trip. The trip was wonderful from start to finish. It was our groups fault that the trip got off to a late start. Two of us arrived... More 

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